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Program & Events Calendar

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Leaf Icon Monday, February 01, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: EYE SPY


Hit the trail any time during the month of February for a nature-themed game of Eye Spy! Begin by downloading or printing this month’s Eye Spy list from our "Publications & Downloads" page, then enjoy a stroll along Alder Trail in search of plants, animals and historic landmarks along the way. You can also complete your search using the February 1 Instagram post (@summitmetroparks). Bring a camera to document your finds. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, February 01, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 882 0728 5856 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, February 01, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: GROUNDHOGS, FOLKLORE & MORE


Join us online to learn how stories related to animals, plants and the stars have been used to teach lessons and predict seasonal changes in the past and present. Zoom meeting ID: 839 7192 7631 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, February 02, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: BIRD HUMOR HIKE


Need a little humor in your life? Hike Pheasant Run Trail between February 2 and February 7 to get a few chuckles and some exercise! Jokes about birds will be located along the trail for your reading enjoyment. SC/Pheasant Run

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 03, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

VIRTUAL: KINDEREALM - LEARN TO LOVE 'EM


Join us online! Children ages 3 to 6 will learn about the not-so-loveable critters that deserve our admiration. Come prepared to make animal movements and go on a scavenger hunt at home! Zoom meeting ID: 836 7674 3007 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 04, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, February 05, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: INTRO TO CITIZEN SCIENCE


Join us online to learn how you can participate in scientific research. We’ll talk about the importance of Citizen Science and how you can participate from home. Zoom meeting ID: 894 2634 3684 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 07, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DIY BLUEBIRD HOUSES


Looking for a hands-on, nature-friendly activity to do at home? Pick up a free bluebird box kit, courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, between 10 a.m. and noon from the nature center. Included with your kit is a video link including step-by-step instructions and information on how to invite bluebirds to your own back yard. Participants must register to receive a kit, limit one per household, by calling 330-865-8065. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/22: 330-865-8065. LP/Nature Center

Leaf Icon Monday, February 08, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: WILD PARTNERSHIPS


It's the month of love! Visit Meadow Loop Trail to learn about some unique partnerships found in nature. This self-guided activity will be available February 8 through February 15. MF/Tallmadge Meadows

Leaf Icon Monday, February 08, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 882 0728 5856 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist online for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/26: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE JOURNALING


Join our interpretive artist online for an inspiring lesson in nature journaling as a technique for practicing mindfulness. Registration begins on 2/2/21. Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 10, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 11, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 11, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BIRDS OF PREY FOR KIDS


Children ages 7 to 14 can join us online to soar, dip and dive into the world of owls, hawks, eagles and falcons as we discover what makes these powerful birds special and masters of the sky. Zoom meeting ID: 886 8914 8429 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 11, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BIRDS OF PREY FOR ADULTS


Join us online for an evening discussion about owls, hawks, eagles and falcons. Discover what makes these powerful birds unique, learn some identification tips and find out where you can see these birds in our parks. Zoom meeting ID: 834 5870 2777 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, February 12, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: FOR THE LOVE OF BIRDS


Bright, beautiful and full of personality, birds spread joy, laughter and inspiration. Join us online to learn some ways you can love on your backyard avian friends. Zoom meeting ID: 874 0291 1353 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 13, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

VIRTUAL: GHOSTS FROM THE NORTH


Join us online as we discover the secret world of the snowy owl aka the "ghost from the north." Learn how they survive in the sub-zero artic, raise their young, hunt lemmings and occasionally visit Ohio during an "irruption" year. Zoom meeting ID: 884 1082 0570 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT


Calling all families! Join us online to enjoy an at-home scavenger hunt with your loved ones. Be prepared to creatively work together to collect items from all over your home...who knows what you'll be asked to find! Zoom meeting ID: 896 1187 1382 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

DIY BLUEBIRD HOUSES


Looking for a hands-on, nature-friendly activity to do at home? Pick up a free bluebird box kit, courtesy of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, between 10 a.m. and noon from the visitors center. Included with your kit is a video link including step-by-step instructions and information on how to invite bluebirds to your own back yard. Participants must register to receive a kit, limit one per household, by calling 330-865-8065. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 1/22: 330-865-8065. FASN

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: VALENTINE’S DAY IS FOR THE BIRDS


Join us online to help give the birds in your back yard a Valentine’s Day to remember! We’ll make pinecone feeders to hang outside and learn about some of our winter residents. A list of materials you'll need for this program will be emailed after registration. Zoom Meeting ID: 820 3157 6875 ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/1: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, February 15, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF GUIDED: BIRDS OF PREY


Bundle up the family and explore Redwing Trail where you’ll learn about, and maybe catch a glimpse of, birds of prey. Follow the signs along the trail between February 15 and February 21 to learn all about these fascinating masters of the sky. F/Tuscarawas Meadows

Leaf Icon Monday, February 15, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT


Have you ever been ticketed for dancing on a Sunday? Hike towards Old Maid's Kitchen to discover some amusing facts about the history of having fun! This self-guided activity will be available on Gorge Trail from February 15 through February 21. G/Main Entrance

Leaf Icon Monday, February 15, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 882 0728 5856 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: COCOA WITH THE BIRDS


Stay toasty warm at home and enjoy a hot beverage while we virtually explore far and wide to see what our feathered friends have been up to this winter. A naturalist will share a variety of feeder cams and information on our favorite winter visitors as well as some surprises! Zoom meeting ID: 867 0779 7711 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR ADULTS


Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. No experience is necessary; all you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/2: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 18, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Friday, February 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WHODUNNIT - TRACKS & SCAT ID


Join us online! Snow not only means tracks; it also offers a unique opportunity for you to become #1 at identifying #2! Enjoy an interactive presentation with a naturalist about wildlife that stays active during the winter months. Zoom meeting ID: 839 6782 7496 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: COFFEE WITH THE BIRDS


Join us online to enjoy the view from the F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm wildlife window! A naturalist will share information on birds while you enjoy a hot beverage from the comfort of your own home. Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

VIRTUAL: FEBRU-HAIR-Y PRODUCT WORKSHOP


Join us online to create your own toxin-free and sustainable hair care products! Learn about the history of hair care and discover some eco-friendly recipes to try at home. Zoom meeting ID: 814 3447 8811 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR TEENS


Calling all creative teens! Join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Call 330-865-8065 to find out more information or to register. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/12: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Saturday, February 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

VIRTUAL: OWL MOON FOR FAMILIES


Families with youngsters are invited to join us online as we explore the lives of our amazing nocturnal feathered friends and enjoy the story Owl Moon. Zoom meeting ID: 812 9165 4780 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: CCC HISTORY


Join us online to celebrate the legacy the Civilian Conservation Corps left in our parks. During the Great Depression, the CCC provided job opportunities around the country. We’ll learn the history of this program and recognize the CCC’s craftsmanship that can still be found throughout our parks. Zoom meeting ID: 816 2609 0514 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Kids ages 6 to 12 can join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Participants will receive a Zoom invite by email. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/13: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

VIRTUAL: READING THE FORESTED LANDSCAPE


Join us online to discover how you can see the past before your eyes in Summit Metro Parks. A short presentation will be followed by a virtual walk in the woods where a naturalist will showcase some of the signs that tell us about the land’s historical use, geology and more! Zoom meeting ID: 898 2974 9197 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Sunday, February 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL: NATURE DRAWING FOR KIDS


Kids ages 6 to 12 can join our interpretive artist for this fun, informative lesson in nature drawing. All you need are pencils, paper and a sense of humor. Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/13: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, February 22, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: MINDFULNESS HIKE


Take some time for yourself to reconnect with nature. Enjoy a self-guided hike along Piney Woods Trail and learn several techniques along the way to become more mindful and present in the moment. GYH/Pioneer

Leaf Icon Monday, February 22, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 882 0728 5856 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Monday, February 22, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL: ART SMARTS IN THE PARK


Do you enjoy wildlife watching and wish to improve your skills in drawing while having fun? Join us online to be inspired and empowered in your drawings. All you need to bring is paper and a pencil for this class. We will provide the fun and inspiration! Call 330-865-8065 for more information or to register. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to participants after registering. ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND BEGINS 2/9: 330-865-8065. Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM

SELF-GUIDED: STORYBOOK TRAIL


Bundle up and bring the family for some exercise and exploration with a self-guided story trail based on the book Owl Moon. Look for it along Cherry Lane Trail from February 23 through 28. FASN

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

VIRTUAL: WEEKDAY TALKERS


Join us online for a lively discussion about Northeast Ohio geology. A naturalist will lead the group with some prompts, but the floor is open for all to engage in conversation! Zoom meeting ID: 876 5515 5659 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 24, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an online exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 742 857 8939 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VIRTUAL: WINTER TREE ID


Join us online: If you can identify a tree in winter, you can identify it in every season! We're talking branches, bark and buds. Discover some unique features of native trees in our parks and where to find them. Zoom meeting ID: 847 5014 0517 Zoom: , OH

Leaf Icon Thursday, February 25, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

VIRTUAL: BALLOFLEX


Get fit while you sit! Enjoy an exercise session with a certified BalloFlex instructor. BalloFlex is a seated workout that incorporates the elements of dance and fitness together in a safe, low impact and fun system. It is designed for all ages and abilities! Zoom meeting ID: 849 6465 8634 Zoom: , OH